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Common core
Posted on June 4, 2014 by Amanda Dykes
STEM

STEM is a huge buzzword in education right now. But many educators and parents still do not know what it entails or why we need it.  In my new blog post, I will touch on the "whats" and "whys" of STEM.  Join the discussion!


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Science
Posted on May 30, 2014 by Kathy Rusert
Sea Camp

I always tell my students to dream big because anything is possible.  My advice to teachers is the same.  I certainly thought I was dreaming big by applying for a DonorsChoose.org grant to take my students to Sea Camp.  When I learned the project was funded, one of my teaching dreams came true.  Learn more about our trip and the impact it had on my students.

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Common core
Posted on May 29, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
End of school

Veteran teachers, including me, know the difficulties the end of school presents.  It wasn't long into my teaching career before I realized closure to each school year is a learning experience for everyone.  Over the years I've used some unique ideas for end-of-the-year activities in my classroom, so I've listed them and many others in my blog post.  Take a look!

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Science
Posted on May 18, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
Space walk

Make a teachable moment with the anniversary of America's first space walk nearly 50 years ago in June.  The theme of space and astronomy offers valuable lessons for students -- lessons that can motivate them and make science, history, language arts and math more interesting and meaningful. 

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Common core
Posted on April 18, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
Arbor Day
Arbor Day is America’s National Tree Holiday, founded by J. Sterling Morton in Nebraska in 1872 to commemorate the importance of trees to humanity. In 1970 Arbor Day was proclaimed the last Friday in April.  Celebrating this day is a wonderful way to integrate lessons and meet Common Core objectives. 

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